Tag Archives: IDEA rights

Pompous Circumstance

Published on June 19, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

This weekend, in high school auditoriums and on lawns across the country, graduation ceremonies will be held to honor those students who have accumulated the necessary credits to receive a diploma.  Families will gather, grandparents will cry, and kids who have gone to school together for years will congratulate one another on a job well […]

Parents of Children With Special Needs: Pick Your Battles

Published on May 28, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Having represented hundreds of kids with disabilities over the years, I have gotten a first hand look at how frustrating the special education process can be, and often is, for their parents.  It often feels completely unbalanced and unfair.  As an example, I often leave IEP meetings with my clients saying to me “that was […]